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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205635
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Date:09-JUL-1954
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic VAMP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.100 Vampire F Mk 3
Owner/operator:Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)
Registration: 17059
MSN: EP42377
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Bay, ON -   Canada
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RCAF North Bay, ON
Destination airport:RCAF North Bay, ON
Narrative:
Vampire 17059 of 401 Aux Sqn (City of Westmount), from RCAF St. Hubert had deployed to RCAF North Bay for "Exercise Checkpoint". The Vampire crashed off the end of runway 26 immediately after takeoff due to engine failure. The aircraft burst into flames, killing pilot F/O George H. Griffin.

Sources:

The Montreal Gazette 10 July 1954, p1
The Montreal Gazette 12 July 1954, p13
North Bay Nugget 10 July 1954
https://waterloowarbirds.com/pages/honour-wall


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Feb-2018 21:10 TB Added
06-Feb-2018 09:33 TB Updated [Registration, Cn, Source]
10-Jan-2020 11:06 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
23-Feb-2021 08:12 Cosmo Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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